Monday, November 26, 2007

Five recipes from reddening of hands

Five recipes from reddening of handsEveryone knows that in autumn and winter our hands need in the special care. Frost, wind, dry air indoors, lack of vitamins have action upon the condition of the hands. Also one of unpleasant “winter” problems is reddening of hands. The tried way, which helps to avoid this problem, is hands-bathes with various “additions” – decoction from oak bark, milk, sea or table salt, decoction from bark of bird cherry tree. Here you’ll find some original recipes, which will help you to make your hands smooth and white. Generally in the cold seasons wear gloves or mittens. It protects hand skin from drying and reddening.

When your hands become red, you can make cycle of bathes from cold and hot water, alternating them (so-called contrasting hands-bathes). Repeat the procedure 10-15 times finishing with cold bath. Before sleep massage with nourishing enriched cream is recommended.

Every day wash hands with warm water adding some drops of milk or cream. Redness of hands will disappear little by little.

Bathes with sea salt have great effect in this case. Take 200 g. of sea salt and add 1 liter of water and boil for some time. Then cool a little and you’ll get hot “sea” water. Put hands into it for 15 minutes and then put hands into cold water for 5 minutes. Repeat some times. After procedure put any cream on the hands.

Prepare the decoction from oak bark with proportion 50-100 g. of bark for 3-5 liters of water. Put hands in the warm bath for 15 minutes.

For skin, which is too sensitive to supercooling, inclined to appearance of cyanotic spots, edemas and even erosions, you’d better to make hands-bathes from bark of bird cherry tree. To make such decoction, take 2 table-spoons of bark and add 1 liter of water.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Exclusive masks from haws

Original masks from hawsYou always can find beautiful vinous hawthorn berries in any deciduous forest in autumn. Gather them and use while they are fresh. Haws have regenerative effect, increase vitality and makes metabolism in the skin better. Various masks are offered for any type of skin.

For normal skin. Pound pulp of one cleaned eggplant (without seed). Take 1 table-spoon of gruel of eggplant and add 1 tea-spoon of juice from haws, mix everything. Put on the face skin and keep for 20 minutes. Then wash the face with warm water. Mask softens skin and enriches it with vitamins.

For dry skin. Knead some grapes of any green sort to get 1 table-spoon of pulp and add 1 tea-spoon of juice from haws. Mix everything and put on the face for 20-30 minutes. Then wash with warm water. Such mask nourishes face skin, enriches and moistens it.

For greasy skin. Mix 1 tea-spoon of juice from haws with 1 table-spoon of clabber, add 3 table-spoons of non-fat curd and knead everything. Put the mask on the face for 10 minutes and then wash with warm water. Mask nourishes skin and makes skin color better.

For sensitive skin. Cut cabbage leaf into small particles. Mix in 1 tea-spoon of juice from haws, honey and 2 table-spoons of cabbage gruel. In 10 minutes, when cabbage becomes imbued, put the mixture on the face and keep for 15-20 minutes. Then wash the face with warm water.

For withered skin. Mix 1 tea-spoon of juice from haws and 1 tea-spoon of juice from aloe. Pour it with ½ glass of water. Boil for some minutes, and then filter. Wet the napkin in the decoction and put on the face. In 20 minutes wash the face.

For all types of skin. Take 1 table-spoon of ground pulp of squash, add 1 tea-spoon of juice from haws and mix everything. Put the mixture on the napkin and put it on the face. Leave for 30 minutes and then wash the face with warm water.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Drink more water to get healthy skin

Maybe you've heard how important is water for your health, figure and well-being many times, but everything your body does it does better with a healthy supply of water, because every system in your body depends on water. Maybe if water was more expensive, people would pay more attention to drink enough of it on a daily basis, instead most of us prefer coffee, lots of soda, and alcohol, not to mention fruit juices and teas and milk and a bunch of other beverages.

You should know that water is one of the best tools for weight loss, because it replaces high-calorie drinks like soda, juice, and alcohol with a drink that doesn't have any calories. Water is a great appetite suppressant, and often when we think we're hungry, we are actually just thirsty. By flushing out toxins and impurities, water can make your skin clearer, smoother and younger looking.

Drinking water moisturizes your skin from the inside out and clear up your skin. People often report a healthy glow after drinking water. It will not happen overnight, of course, but just a week of drinking a healthy amount of water can have good effects on your skin. Water is important to keep you skin smooth and delicate. Water is the single most important element for cellular integrity. Nothing will improve the appearance of your skin better than drinking enough water.

To make sure that you are getting enough water everyday, use simple tips below:

- Carry water with you everywhere you go in a bottle. Try getting a cool water bottle that you enjoy having around; it makes drinking water more fun.

- Keep a glass of water next to you whenever you'll be sitting down for a long time, such as when you are at your desk at work. Drink from it regularly as you are working.

- Add lemons or limes to your water, it makes it taste better and makes you want to drink more of it. Also, you can add some mint leaves to a pitcher of water, which should be allowed to sit overnight.

- Try drinking cold water out of a glass instead of a plastic or paper cup. The glass will retain the cold better than other materials and will keep your water crisp and fresh-tasting longer. If you don't like the taste of cold water, try hot water. It's a different taste and it feels good on your throat.

It’s a pity people spend so much money on different commercial products, while ignoring the cheapest and most effective one - water. Sufficient water intake prevents dehydration, cleans out the body, and promotes healing processes. Body is 90 percent water and needs it for digestion, healthy skin, blood circulation, temperature control and lots of other reasons. Drink your water! Have beautiful skin and stay healthy!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Honey and aloe for your hair

Honey and aloe for your hairThe mask from honey and aloe will make your hair healthy. Especially it is very useful for dry and slim hair. Take 1 part of biostimulationed juice of aloe, 1 part of castor oil and 2 parts of honey and mix everything together.

You should rub this mixture into head skin every time, when you are going to wash hair. It’s better to make it in 40 minutes before washing. Washed head with special shampoo for dry hair, rinse hair with infusion from camomile or nettle. This procedure will make your hair not only healthy but live and brilliant.